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CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 7
Gots: 75 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma.

Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

Livendadream, Yesterday at 04:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

AndyBeerGuy, Tuesday at 01:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

lucasj82, Monday at 05:28 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

john0721, Monday at 02:29 AM
Photo of Florida9
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sort of orange yellow in color; maybe a very light orange-chestnut. Forms a fairly large, fluffy, very off-white head that collapses to a thick, foamy surface coating. Lots of lacing on the way down. Aroma is okay. Mostly caramel with a blend of citrus and floral qualities. That said, this one is not hop dominant by any means. Taste is more of the same. Sweet. A blend of caramel and fruitiness with just a hint of rye in background. Rather unexciting. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness.
A slightly above average beer - about par for the course for the Beer Camp series.

Florida9, Monday at 01:45 AM
Photo of dhannes
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

A=Medium copper color, perhaps a bit warmer and lighter than anticipated. Bright white head that reached two fingers and lasted nearly a minute.
S=Lemon and orange citrus with cinnamon and a hint of ginger or nutmeg.
T=Predominant malt with citrus hops way in the background; slightly creamy, a faint taste of alcohol...also cinnamon and nutmeg. The rye component makes this taste like a mix of a märzen and a bock.
M=Very smooth; very little carbonation.
O=Bocks are usually available in the spring, but this summer offering would likely pair well with barbecue chicken or pork or another slightly spicy or smoky meal. I enjoyed this and would consider purchasing for cooler spring nights if available again.

dhannes, Sunday at 12:26 AM
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Type: 12-oz.can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 17, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with New Oskar Blues Brewery; Packaged June 3, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Poured caramel, auburn (third straight that I’ve called it that), semi-clear color with three fingers of rocky, khaki-white head. A decent amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average spots of sporadic lacing. Above average retention on the top of the glass all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled a little bit like the last one I had in the Beer Camp Across America - Yonder Bock. After some more sniffing, got rye hops, sweetened lemon iced tea, plum, tropical hops, mango, floral hops, caramel, honey, slight pear, sour purple grape, cherry cider and some Citra hops. (Smell - 3.88)

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Got rye hops, lemon sweetened iced tea, mango and other tropical notes, honey, caramel, some toffee, cherry wheat, bitter Citra hops, faint peppery spices and purple grapes. (Taste - 3.88)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. Not as boozy I thought would be. (Feel - 3.88)

The best of the three I had tonight, but I’m a sucker for most rye beers. (Overall - 3.88)

3.88 | 87 | B+

BucannonXC5, Saturday at 07:33 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a tulip.

A- Slightly burnt orange in color. Some amber highlights shine through. Head is off white and dense, and retains at about a quarter inch. Lacing is decent.

S- Caramel. Citrus and a some tropical notes. A little pine, maybe mango. And a little rye spice.

T- Rather sweet. Malty, with some fruitiness. Citrus and pine sum up the hop flavor profile.

M- Sweet, but crisp. Assuming from the rye. A little spice as well, but the finish is quite neutral. Not too spicy or dry, but not too sweet.

O- This one is nice. The rye character isn't the most noticeable, but I think it does a great part in the body for crisping up what is usually a sweeter style.

BWED, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Clear amber with three fingers of white five minute head and rings of lace.
Smell is malts caramel and some rye spice.
Taste is rich sweet malt with a chaser of rye spice. Some complex hop notes to balance the sweet.
Medium bodied with good amount of carbonation.
Overall a complex and tasty one off beer. Much better than I expected.

Spikester, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jpd7374, Oct 13, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Onenote81, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Dolfan907, Oct 11, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the two canned entries in the BCAA twelvepack, this one a collab with Oscar Blues

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a stemmed tulip.

a: Clear amber with a huge two inch thick offwhite head which receded slowly to rocky and later patchy thin
surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Overripe apricots with a slight vinegar aspect.

t: Same ripe to overripe fruit and medium spicy biscuit malt along with a moderate hop bite. That vinegar tinge appears later every now and then.

m: A smooth medium with loads of carbonation tingle.

o: A very flavorful bock, as expected given the name. An interesting member of the BCAA series, easy drinking and pleasant.

scotorum, Oct 10, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Scarfer_Brad, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

420Rick, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

EricTKole, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Robyn, Oct 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

wiscotim, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Necronomad, Oct 06, 2014
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CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.